Knollcrest East Apartments are a convenient and safe option for living close to campus over Christmas Break. Stay with a friend or have the KE offices place you in an available apartment.

There is no charge for current KE residents to stay during break, but registration is still required. You will remain in your current apartment over break. Students interested in hosting dorm students should contact Allison Hunt.

Christmas Break housing as available December 18, 2019–January 6, 2020. Applications are due December 3 to allow time to process roommate requests. Applicants who apply after December 3 will be required to pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee. Sign up early to avoid late fees and to assure placement.

All Calvin University policies apply during Christmas Break.

  • Do you qualify?

    Christmas transitional housing is intended for the following students only:

    • international students
    • students living outside the Midwest who have nowhere else to stay
    • students employed on campus who have nowhere else to stay
    • KE students who wish to stay in their apartment over Christmas Break
  • What to pack

    You will need clothes, personal hygiene items and sheets for the bed. The KE students that are opening up their apartment to you will have put away their sheets.You will NOT be able to get into your dorm room after 10 a.m. on Wednesday. You will not be able to use any of the kitchenware, food, toiletries, etc. that are already in the apartment. Plan to bring any items that you will need for cooking. However, there will be some additional cooking items at the KE Desk available for check out.

    Please try to limit what you bring to 2 suitcases. It is not necessary to bring over all your belongings. The dorms are locked and your items will be safe there. You do not need to bring cleaning supplies as they are available in the apartments. There will be a van available for transportation, but it fills quickly so it is limited to luggage and people.

  • Dining Halls

    The dining halls will be closed during Christmas break. The last meal available is dinner on Tuesday, December 17 at Knollcrest Dining Hall. The dining hall will re-open on Wednesday, January 7 for dinner at Commons Dining Hall.


  • Apply for Christmas Break Housing

    Questions or cancellations? Please contact Allison Hunt.

Knollcrest East Apartments are a convenient and safe option for living close to campus over Spring Break. Stay with a friend or have the KE offices place you in an available apartment.

There is no charge for current KE residents to stay during break. However, registration is still required. You will remain in your current apartment over break. Students interested in housing dorm students should contact Allison Hunt.

Spring Break housing as available March 21–28, 2020. Applications are due March 10 to allow time to process roommate requests. Applicants who apply after March 10 will be required to pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee. Sign up early to avoid late fees and to assure placement.

All Calvin University policies apply during Spring Break.

  • Do you qualify?

    Space is limited for spring break housing. Priority will be given in the following order for those who request a place to stay:

    1. KE students who wish to stay in their apartment over spring break.
    2. international students
    3. students employed on campus who have nowhere else to stay
    4. students living outside the Midwest who have nowhere else to stay
  • Cost and fees

    Applications are due March 10, 2020.

    • All dorm students will be required to pay a $25 non-refundable registration fee, regardless if you are staying with a friend in KE or staying with a host arranged by the office.
    • In addition, there is a charge of $15 per night for those who need the housing office to arrange a spot for them to stay during break.
    • You can avoid a nightly housing charge if you arrange to live with a friend who is a current KE resident. You must still apply and register for housing.
    • Note: There will be a $100 fine plus the nightly charge of $15 to anyone who staying in KE without applying and receiving a placement. All Christmas break housing fees will be charged to your miscellaneous account.

    Charges will be processed after Spring Break. All students may pay online or with cash or check at Financial Services.

  • What to pack

    You will need clothes, personal hygiene items and sheets for the bed. The KE students that are opening up their apartment to you will have put away their sheets. You will NOT be able to get into your dorm room after 10 a.m. on Saturday. You will not be able to use any of the kitchenware, food, toiletries, etc. that are already in the apartment. Plan to bring any items that you will need for cooking. However, there will be some additional cooking items at the KE Desk available for check out.

    Please try to limit what you bring to 2 suitcases. It is not necessary to bring over all your belongings. The dorms are locked and your items will be safe there. You do not need to bring cleaning supplies as they are available in the apartments. There will be a van available for transportation, but it fills quickly so it is limited to luggage and people.

  • Dining Halls

    The dining halls will be closed during spring break. The last meal available is dinner on Friday, March 20 at Knollcrest Dining Hall. The dining hall will re-open on Sunday, March 29 for dinner at Commons Dining Hall.


  • Apply for Spring Break Housing

    Questions or cancellations? Please contact Allison Hunt.

Knollcrest East Apartments are a convenient and safe option for summer living close to campus. We have full amenities, a competitive rent rate, and an RA staff who plan community events throughout summer months. Summer Housing is available from May 25–August 23, 2020.* Choose KE for your break housing needs!

Dorm students will move to RVD during transitional housing (May 22–24). KE students will remain in their own apartment for transitional housing and will move into their summer placement on May 25.

Summer residents who will be living in the dorms for Fall 2020 will be given permission to move to the dorms on August 23.

*Students who will live Off-Campus for Fall 2020 and 2020 Graduates (not returning for an extra semester) may only stay until Saturday, August 15.

  • Do you qualify?

    Accommodations will be provided following this priority order:

    1. Calvin summer school students
    2. Students with on-campus jobs
    3. International students
    4. Students with off-campus jobs
    5. Students who will live on-campus for fall 2020
    6. Students who will live off-campus for fall 2020 —these students may only stay until Saturday, August 15.
    7. Graduates of 2020 (and not returning for an extra semester)—these students may only stay until Saturday, August 15.
  • Roommates and placements

    In order to promote quality community and allow for summer maintenance work, KE apartments will be limited to certain buildings during the summer. Apartment groups will be made of 2-4 students. Single rooms can only be guaranteed for those with a special accommodation from the Student Success Office.

    • Students may request specific roommates on the KE Summer Application. (Roommate requests cannot be guaranteed after the application deadline of May 12th.)
    • The University reserves the right to fill each apartment to capacity (4 students) and additional students may be assigned at any time during the summer.
    • All rental rates are per student regardless of how many people occupy an apartment at a given time.
    • If Fall 2020 residents are staying for the entire summer, they will be placed in their fall apartment with 1-3 roommates. If a Fall 2020 resident is only staying for a portion of the summer, he or she may be placed in one of the available buildings and may not be placed in their fall placement.
    • Calvin University may revoke your apartment assignment due to inappropriate use of the apartments, inappropriate behavior while on college grounds, or failure to make payments. The KE Living Booklet outlines all of the policies for Knollcrest East.
  • Cost and fees

    Applications are due May 12, 2020

    Staying the entire summer
    • Applications submitted on or before May 12th: $1200 for the entire summer
    • Applications submitted after May 12th: $1200 for the entire summer + $50 late processing fee
    • $600 (1/2 of rent) is due before move-in (May 25). The remaining $600 is due July 1.
    Staying for a portion of the Summer
    • Applications submitted on or before May 12th: $15 per night
    • Applications submitted after May 12th: $15 per night + $50 late processing fee

    All students may pay online (see below) or with cash or check at Financial Services. If you pay in person, return your paper receipt from Financial Services to the Knollcrest East Apartments or Student Accounts office so that you can be placed in summer housing. Placements will not be made until payments are made.

    This is a one time payment tool. In order to make an e-check payment, you will need your bank account number, bank routing number, and student ID number. There is a 2.75% fee for making payment via credit or debit card.


  • Questions? Please contact Allison Hunt.